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Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate

Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Tequila and mint come together for an icy-hot punch in this spiked hot chocolate.

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About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Managing Editor of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.

Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 4 servings
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces peppermint schnapps
  • Whipped cream and mint leaf garnish

Procedures

  1. 1

    In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.

  2. 2

    Add tequila and peppermint schnapps. Divide into serving cups and top with whipped cream and mint.

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